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Offseason Moves/Free agent signings

Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by Blast Furnace, Feb 15, 2023.

  1. mac daddyo

    mac daddyo Well-Known Member

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  2. oldschool

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    Im lucky, I’ve never suffered having trouble actually falling asleep, but actually getting into bed at a smart hour has always been more of an issue. That being said, there HAS to be another way(s) than choosing one of the few things that could derail your multimillion dollar career. Maybe some of these guys didn’t have a solid upbringing in their background to make great foundational executive functioning decisions, but they surely have great resources, professionals, examples, doctors, trainers, teammates, agents, $money$ to help them get to a better place than to partake in a substance that would derail everything. THC is doubtfully the ONLY thing that could work for him.

    I’m not sure how you can say that you are “sure” that was the case with him. Of course I don’t know you or your greater situation in life, but if it was between seeking other alternatives or your multimillion dollar career after MULTIPLE disciplinary warnings; I’d hope (and bet?) that you’d choose your career and some other means.

    People in their 20’s don’t often have the life perspective to understand the ramifications of their poor choices no matter how much money they make. That’s why we see so many athletes in trouble and ruin their careers. But they don’t need to search far at all for peers and mentors all around them providing great examples and sound advice. If they choose to look elsewhere and behave and make bad choices for their own well being then I find it hard to make excuses for them.

    Their lives and opportunities have so much more fertile soil to draw from than most of us. We are rarely the same. I stay away from comparing their lives to mine in many many ways.
     
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  3. thorn058

    thorn058 Well-Known Member

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    Ok let walk back the sure part, obviously I can't speak definitely about someone else however I do know a great deal about addiction and the drive behind it. I also have a great deal of experience with mental health and the challenges it presents. Logically we could say its a choice between smoking pot and a million dollar career and that they should choose the million dollar career. The problem is that it's not logical in a person's mind. As I said it not a choice between career vs weed, it's literally about sleep and relief over no sleep. In my case I know taking an excess of 10 tylenol pm would cause long term health problems and possibly kill me but in my depression it was I can not take them and watch the depression worsen or I can take them and sleep. For my older brother it was simple, stop drinking and keep your family or drink and lose everything you care about but he saw it as drink to feel normal or don't drink and feel horrible. Logically his family should matter more but he never sees it that way. His oldest son makes the choice not to take his meds because then he can't smoke pot again it's the choice between feeling good or feeling crappy with a head full of fluff that leaves you feeling numb and not better(the bipolar meds). So that's why I said sure. MB may look at it as I blew millions because I couldn't make a choice not to smoke but he may not. Anyway way off topic.....
     
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  4. oldschool

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    Again, I understand much of what you are saying and don’t disagree in the greater convo. I too have also used and arguably abused the amount of weed I smoked when younger. Pot doesn’t exactly have the same addictive affects of most other substances, and I can even argue that it did feel like a minor addiction when I was young and I knew it was kinda ruining some aspects of my life, but I also liked other things it provided me at the time. Nearly everything I did seemed more satisfying when I was high. That’s where the semi-sorta addiction came in. Everything felt muted and less pleasurable or palettable when not high. Until a reversal organically took place for me. It become the nucleus of most of my problems and being in a mental fog (to say the least) also became less fulfilling. Do I basically quit.

    I’ve also and continue to be on prescription meds for other issues that are not as serious as lots of people suffer. But I use my experiences to try and inform my opinions in a broader context. Basically, I’m saying I don’t poo poo others situations and try to look at their perspectives. I’m not brushing off anyone’s situations. And don’t get me started on loved ones I know who’ve suffered serious dependency addictions or mental health problems. Trauma too! Lots of them grapple with a mix or full combo. Life is difficult; I get it.

    Of course I could be wrong, but in MB case and the (admittedly) little I know of it, he’s not on the worse side of this convo and it seems more like poor and immature decisions from an athlete where people have let things slide due to talent and what others can absorb from his efforts. Athletes are often spoiled, coddled and given a hall pass to make money for them selves and the programs they are in until a situation happens and crashes like a house of cards to a lesser or greater degree.

    Players like Josh Gordon who seems to have a much more clear addiction and abuse problem Fo not seem to be the same. Gordon is in a storm. Bryan appears to be walking into a lighter down pour and chose not to grab an umbrella despite walking into 4 shops that sold them and now he’s ruined the sweet leather interior of his whip that was once and could have still been pristine.

    Sorry for the flowery analogy.
     
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  5. bigbenhotness

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    Sources say the Mason deal is 1 year 50k with lifetime 20% off Taco Bell. Pretty good deal honestly
     
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  6. forgotten1

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    also, 15% off of Accrisure for the 1st quarter of every game
    free packets off Heinz
     
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  7. Vox Ferrum

    Vox Ferrum Well-Known Member

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    Primanti brothers for Ben, Taco Bell for MR...the smell remains the same on and off the field. (It;s a joke!) lol
     
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  8. S.T.D

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    Do people actually still eat at taco bell???
     
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  9. Vox Ferrum

    Vox Ferrum Well-Known Member

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    Well yes, and 2 days later I still have the gas to prove it.
     
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  10. forgotten1

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    I feed my cat taco bell so i can save on cat litter.
     
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  11. forgotten1

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    When i'm in a bind. No Sh*t.
     
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  12. forgotten1

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    F*ck i'm slow,
    Taco bell because he got his bell rung
    :facepalm:
     
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  13. forgotten1

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  14. S.T.D

    S.T.D Well-Known Member

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    Just asking. I haven't eaten at one in at least 16 years, and wished I hadn't. LoL
    All the Taco bells I've seen had to merge with KFC just to stay going.
     
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  15. forgotten1

    forgotten1 Well-Known Member

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    Honestly it has been since 1990, It was with Pantera and Death Angel before a show in NC.
    At least this is on topic with the thread. Off season Moves not so much signings tho.
     
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  16. S.T.D

    S.T.D Well-Known Member

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    Pantera, and Death Angel were eating at Taco bell with You???
     
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  17. jeh1856

    jeh1856 Beer is good

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    I like taco bell crunchy tacos
     
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  18. JackAttack 5958

    JackAttack 5958 Well-Known Member

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    I think the title to this thread should be changed to…

    “SIGN HIM! SIGN EVERYONE!”

    Glad the Khan Man reads this board and decided to take the advice of that little phrase that we see often here, lol.

    You da man, Omar. Way to nail your first off-season as GM.
     
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  19. Steel_Elvis

    Steel_Elvis Staff Member Mod Team

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    I remember having dinner at a table next to a few guys from Testament just before one of their shows in Worcester Mass. One of the friends in our group had a 15 year old with us who was a huge fan, and he went over to say hi and get some signatures. They were very cool to the kid. He had a great night.
     
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  20. strummerfan

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    About once every 12-18 months Taco Bell seems like a good idea. About 30 minutes afterwards I remember why it’s a terrible idea
     
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  21. strummerfan

    strummerfan Well-Known Member

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    I think you mean when you’re in a bind and need to ****
     
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  22. S.T.D

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    I was going to put this >:puking 3:, but Honestly I never had one....So...:shrug:
     
  23. SteelersFan369

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    Jack in the Box tacos are my favorite
     
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  24. S.T.D

    S.T.D Well-Known Member

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    I haven't had Jack in the Box in 25 years. They don't even have them where I live now.
     
  25. Steel_Elvis

    Steel_Elvis Staff Member Mod Team

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    Their basic ground beef hard and soft tacos are ok.
     
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